Sunday, February 05, 2006


BackTrack was launched last September, and quickly became one of my favorite genealogy blogs. Sharon Elliott finds "pedigree puzzles" in places most of us wouldn't think to check. She celebrated Leave it to Beaver star Barbara Billingsley's birthday by proving her seven years older than thought, and proved that Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes is not an Irish-American. More recently, she showed that Bud Abbott was probably not Jewish, and that his partner Lou Costello was only 62.5% Italian. Next, she's going to prove that the Pope is not Catholic.